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Pirates to call up OF Andrew Lambo

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates will call up outfielder Andrew Lambo on Tuesday, hoping the outfielder can give the team's beleaguered bench a boost heading into a pivotal series with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The 25-year-old Lambo hit a combined .284 with 31 home runs and 97 RBI in 117 games between AA Altoona and AAA Indianapolis this season. The Pirates, who lead the NL Central by three games over the Cardinals, will make a corresponding move to the 25-man roster before Tuesday night's series opener.

The left-handed hitting Lambo gives the Pirates more options off the bench. Pittsburgh's offense is averaging just 3.86 runs per game, which ranks 23rd among the 30 major league teams.

Pittsburgh acquired Lambo in a 2010 trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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